1960s | Children | Dresses

mondrian dress for 9 year old

By on December 29, 2011

My 9 year old daughter has a 1960s day coming up at primary school next week and she wanted something special to wear. We had great fun designing and making a mondrian dress. I had to use a bit of artistic license adapting her design but we had loads of fun and made loads of mess making it and she looks amazing in it.

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Vintage Sewing

Butterick vintage 6582 1960s pattern

By on December 24, 2011

I m new to Sew Retro but I have to admit I m a massive fan and have been for many years. I ve decided to dust my sewing machine off for Christmas and make myself a dress. I m such a lazy sewer – I ve got cupboards full of half finished projects! but I really wanted a lace dress and I haven’t seen quite the right one in the shops. This is made up from butterick 6582- I love this pattern, although I made it a size bigger than I normally wear and it fits perfectly. I m planning to make the full skirt version next summer too, maybe in a print cotton.

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